first_imgSimmons, who was named in the original squad before Simmons, who was named in the original squad before picking up an injury and dropping out, now needs to adapt quickly to the challenge and the conditions. The Caribbean batting has been led by Gayle and Fletcher and the latters injury-forced absence has made the side that much more vulnerable. The team will be looking towards someone like Marlon Samuels to step up his game for the occasion. In bowling, Badree, Dwayne Bravo and Andre Russell have been the more successful ones in terms of wickets taken. The pitch has produced three high-scoring games so far with South Africa, already eliminated, notching up back to back 200-plus totals. But indications are that the track for tomorrows high- pressure game would not be as good for batting as the previous ones. Its expected to be a tad slow, which should help India more than the Windies. The rival teams (from): India: Mahendra Singh Dhoni (Captain), Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Suresh Raina, Yuvraj Singh, Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, R Ashwin, Jasprit Bumrah, Ashish Nehra, Harbhajan Singh, Pawan Negi, Ajinkya Rahane, Mohammed Shami. West Indies: Darren Sammy (Captain), Samuel Badree, Sulieman Benn, Carlos Brathwaite, Dwayne Bravo, Johnson Charles, Lendl Simmons, Chris Gayle, Jason Holder, Evin Lewis, Ashley Nurse, Denesh Ramdin, Andre Russell, Marlon Samuels, Jerome Taylor. Match commences at 7pm (IST). PTI SSR PM MRM MRMlast_img read more

first_imgOusmane Dembele fired the winner as 10-man France beat England 3-2 in an entertaining friendly on Tuesday after Harry Kane had scored twice for the visitors and France’s Raphael Varane was sent off early in the second half.Winger Dembele sealed the victory with an angled shot from inside the box 12 minutes from fulltime after being nicely set up by fellow youngster Kylian Mbappe.England captain Kane put them ahead from close range from a low Ryan Bertrand cross before the 10-minute mark and levelled the game at 2-2 with a penalty early in the second half after Varane was sent off for bringing down Dele Alli in the box.France had fought back to lead 2-1 at halftime, after defenders Samuel Umtiti and Djibril Sidibe each scored their first goal for their country.The two efforts were similar, with Umtiti and Sidibe both following up to finish after saves by England goalkeeper Tom Heaton, first from an Olivier Giroud header, then from a shot by Dembele.Kane, who struck the late equaliser in a 2-2 draw with Scotland in a World Cup qualifier on Saturday, has now scored 11 goals in his past five appearances for club and country combined. It was not enough, however, to deny a spirited and daring French side.”We saw in that game the things we’re very good at and equally the things we need to get better at, like defending as a team and managing a result,” England coach Gareth Southgate told a news conference.advertisementPROMISING TRIOFrance coach Didier Deschamps, who was criticised for conservative tactics in a 2-1 defeat by Sweden in a World Cup qualifier on Saturday, revamped his team to put exciting newcomers Mbappe, Thomas Lemar and Dembele in his starting lineup.The trio gave the England defence a hard time on several occasions, notably Mbappe, who rattled the crossbar with a curled left-foot shot shortly before setting up Dembele for his maiden goal for France.”We scored a goal with 10 men against a good England side, which is quite an achievement,” Deschamps told a news conference. “The players looked fresher and showed more initiative than against Sweden.”Tuesday’s match, which was attended by French President Emmanuel Macron and British Prime Minister Theresa May, was the first senior England fixture with a video assistant referee, who was consulted for Varane’s red-card offence and the penalty that resulted from it.Prior to kickoff, fans at the Stade de France paid tribute to the victims of the recent militant attacks in Manchester and London.The Oasis song “Don’t Look Back in Anger” rang out as the teams emerged from the tunnel, with fans holding up red and white placards to form the England flag.last_img read more

first_imgNEW YORK — This is what ran through Roger Federer’s mind as he stood one point from losing to Gael Monfils in the U.S. Open quarterfinals:“You got the back against the wall and hope to get a bit lucky. And you hope to play exactly the right shots that you need,” Federer explained. “Or that he completely just messes it up. Either way works, as long as you get out of it.”Federer got out of it. Twice.Steady as ever, even at 33, Federer saved two match points en route to coming all the way back from a two-set deficit, edging the 20th-seeded Monfils 4-6, 3-6, 6-4, 7-5, 6-2 the night of Sept. 4 to reach the semifinals at Flushing Meadows for the first time since 2011.Frustrated by the Frenchman’s unpredictable style, flummoxed by the swirling wind, and missing shots he normally makes, Federer was on the verge of defeat while trailing 5-4 in the fourth set.The 17-time major champion’s mind was racing.“That is a very frustrating moment to be in. Being down match point, it’s just not fun, because you’re so close to leaving the court, head hanging down and … going to take a shower and going to have to do press and all that stuff, which is so annoying after you’ve lost,” Federer said.“It’s hard to block it out, (but) you snap right back in, because you don’t have that much time,” he continued. “You’re like, ‘OK, let me try and hit a good serve. Let’s hope it works, because I don’t want to hit a second serve.’ All that kind of stuff. … I have to face it and embrace it.”That he did.With Federer serving at 15-40, Monfils had an opening for a backhand passing shot, but it flew long. At 30-40, Federer produced a forehand winner, and the crowd roared. Two points later, it was 5-all, and then Monfils double-faulted twice in a row to get broken.Everything had changed, putting Federer on course to winning for the ninth time after dropping the opening two sets of a match.“It came quick,” said Monfils, who said he felt physically and mentally drained late. “It’s a matter of five minutes,” he said. “I think I was down (for) five minutes. Roger just (jumped) on me.”Afterward, Federer credited the raucous support he heard in Arthur Ashe Stadium, saying the spectators “definitely got me through the match.”“It grows your belief that you can hit better shots, you can dig out more tough balls, you can serve better. All that just helps solidify your belief,” Federer said. “I must say tonight was actually quite emotional for me.”Monfils, 28, was trying to reach his second career Grand Slam semifinal. Instead, Federer advanced to his 36th, ninth at Flushing Meadows. Five of Federer’s major titles came at the U.S. Open from 2004-08, but he exited in the quarterfinals in 2012, and the fourth round in 2013.On Sept. 6, the second-seeded Federer will play 14th-seeded Marin Cilic of Croatia. The other semifinal will be No. 1 Novak Djokovic against No. 10 Kei Nishikori.Cilic wasn’t allowed to play in last year’s U.S. Open, forced to the sideline by a four-month doping suspension that he says he didn’t deserve.But Cilic reached the second Grand Slam semifinal of his career, and first since 2010, by beating sixth-seeded Tomas Berdych of the Czech Republic 6-2, 6-4, 7-6 (4).It took Monfils 78 minutes to build a two-set lead, shaking of a twisted right ankle that left him down on the court. It helped that Federer made 26 unforced errors in that span.And as if all he had to do was want to improve his play, Federer did. He suddenly was remarkably cleaner, with only one unforced error in the third set, and two in the fifth.Attacking the net helped: Over the final three sets, Federer earned the point on 34 of 46 trips forward. “I knew I could play better after the first couple of sets,” Federer said. “I believed I could turn it around from the get-go when the third set started.”Monfils is nothing if not unpredictable. In an era where some men, including Federer, have two coaches, Monfils goes without any. He’ll admit to tanking points, games or entire sets.He sips sodas during matches, including on Sept. 4. He’ll go for a between-the-legs shot when a mundane forehand would do.Make no mistake, though. This was not easy. The turnaround might not have been possible for Federer a year ago, when he was dealing with a bad back and trying to figure out whether he should switch to a larger racket head.But now Federer, however old, is approaching his skills of old. He got to the finals at his previous four tournaments — including a loss to Djokovic in Wimbledon’s title match in July — the first such run by a 30-something since Ivan Lendl in 1990. One more victory, and Federer’s final streak will stretch to five in a row.(HOWARD FENDRICH, AP Tennis Writer)TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

first_imgThe 10.or D2, to put as succinctly as possible, is almost the same phone as the 10.or D. In fact, it’s lighter on a feature or two compared to its predecessor. For example, it lacks a fingerprint sensor. And that is surprising because the fingerprint sensor was one of the best features about the 10.or D. In the India Today Tech review we had said: “One of the top highlights of (10.or D) is the fingerprint sensor on the back, which is quite rare to see at this price point.”On Wednesday, 10.or (pronounced as Tenor), launched the 10.or D2 in India. The phone has been launched in two variants – the base model with 2GB RAM and 16GB storage comes with a price tag of Rs 6,999, while the high-end version with 3GB RAM and 32GB of storage has been priced at Rs 7,999. The 10.or D2 will go on sale on August 28 exclusively on However, Prime users will be able to get their hands on the phone starting August 27 during the Prime early access sale. The 10.or D2 will be available in two colours – Beyond Black and Glow Gold.This is not a review. I have used the Glow Gold variant of the phone but only for a few hours for now. I am still trying to figure out the device, but there are aspects of it I can talk about.Considering the competitive price of the phone, with the 10.or D2 the company is looking to take on the likes of the Xiaomi Redmi 5A, the Infinix Smart 2 and the Coolpad Mega 5A. Compared to the 10.or D, the 10.or D2 is Rs 2,000 costlier and that I believe makes its job slightly tougher because people will expect more from it.advertisement The job of the 10.or D2 is also made more difficult because it is not all that much different from the 10.or D despite the cost difference between the two phones. The design of the two phones is similar, barring slightly thinner bezels on the 10.or D2 – the change of the bezels is minimal that it might go unnoticed. The other difference is that, and something I noted earlier, the new 10.or phone lacks a fingerprint sensor. Instead, it comes with the face unlock feature. I tried the feature and so far surprisingly – considering the affordable price of the phone – it has worked very well. It’s fast and unlocks the phone in a second or so.Basic designAs far as the design is concerned, the 10.or D2 looks very basic, similar to how many phones in this price bracket look. Look beyond the design, however, and you start to see some merits in the 10.or D2. The display, for example, is very good. I managed to watch a couple of videos on YouTube on the phone, as well as played Subway Surfers and found its screen has great viewing angles. This is something hard to get in a phone that costs Rs 7,000 or less so full marks to 10.or D2 here. The phone comes with a 5.45-inch HD+ display, which has a resolution of 1440×720 pixels and an aspect ratio of 18:9.Another highlight of the 10.or D2 is that it runs near stock Android 8.1 Oreo. It comes with some apps from Amazon – like its shopping app, Amazon Prime and Amazon Music. This is an Amazon phone for all practical purposes. The bundled apps, depending on how much utility you have for Amazon, you will either like or won’t.The hardware inside the 10.or D2 is similar to what consumers got with the 10.or D, which is strange considering the new phone is more expensive. But probably the higher cost this time is due to 10.or spending money on a better display. The 10.or D2 is powered by a quad-core Snapdragon 425 processor. It seems good enough. In my few hours of using the phone, I didn’t find any noticeable lags or stutter while navigating between home screens or while switching between open apps. I also played Subway Surfers for a while, and it ran smoothly without any stutter or lag.Similar to the core hardware, the cameras inside the 10.or D2 too are similar to what was there in the 10.or D. The 10.or D2 comes with a 13-megapixel rear camera, which uses Sony IMX258 sensor. It is paired with an f/2.0 lens, and comes with single-tone LED flash. On the front, the 10.or D2 sports a 5-megapixel selfie camera with f/2.0 lens and a LED flash. It supports various modes like selfie countdown and beauty mode.advertisement I clicked a few pictures to test the camera of the 10.or D2 and overall feel it is an average performer. The phone managed to capture spot-on colours and also details in outdoor scenarios. However, pictures clicked inside a room – even in good lighting – appear grainy, although they have good colours.Another surprise. The 10.or D2 comes with a smaller battery — 3200mAh — compared to what was there — 3500 mAh — inside the 10.or D. Right now I am not sure how the smaller battery of the 10.or D2 will hold up when the phone is used as a primary device. May be the 10.or D2 comes with software tweaks that will ensure that its battery life is comparable to that of the 10.or D even if the size of the battery of smaller. Or may the 10.or D2 has some other trick up its sleeves. This is something I hope to answer in the full review of the 10.or D2.Overall, I feel that the display of the 10.or D2 is fantastic, and its performance looks competitive. The price too has gone up a bit, though I will have to spend some more time with it to see how it compares with the likes of the Redmi 5A. Stay tuned for the full review.last_img read more

first_imgTopics Read more Read more Since you’re here… Play Video Whatever transpires during the closing round of this, the 147th Open Championship, we will always have Saturday. At 13 minutes past four the Open dynamic sharply shifted. We had been here before, several times; a long, long time ago.Tiger Woods sat atop the leaderboard. Those who doubted that a Tiger Effect still lingers, a decade on from his last major win, surely had their scepticism doused. Woods’s position clearly registered with fellow players. Galleries flocked to watch the closing stages of the 42-year-old’s round. Social media lit up, including by way of commentary from golfers and professionals in others sports. At long last Woods was backing up excitement with performance. His problem was, Jordan Spieth seemed to take umbrage. The Open 2018 “There’s a couple of holes that people may be standing 15, 20 deep on each side,” said Shaun Norris, Woods’s Saturday partner. “It’s like playing with a mythical creature. It doesn’t feel real.”As rather sums up recent times of the Tiger, he was to wobble on the closing stretch. A bogey at the 16th after a missed green at the par three meant he had to settle for a 66. This, however, was his best major round since 2011. It was his lowest in the Open since the second round at Hoylake 12 years ago. Woods was to prevail on Merseyside; from within touching distance of the lead he has a chance to replicate that triumph here. An outrageous piece of fortune at the 18th, when Woods’s ball seemed to behave contrary to gravity by bouncing away from rather than into the Barry Burn, suggested the golfing gods are on his side. Maybe they feel the 14-times major champion, an individual once consumed by personal and physical chaos, has served his penance.“It’s certainly possible,” said a coy Woods when asked whether he believes Scotland will witness his most iconic victory of all. His attitude remained the same when asked his opinion about the scale of such an achievement. “We’re not there yet. I know what you’re trying to say in asking, but let me try and get there first. Then ask me again.” Share via Email Read more Should Spieth take the Claret Jug back to Texas, a major haul of four including a successful defence of the oldest one would mean he could be classed as one of the greatest to play the game. Spieth is only 24.Moving day was allowed to become fast-moving day because of calm Angus conditions. That is forecast to change on Sunday, with gusts perhaps exceeding 20mph. Spieth is among those who will rub their hands at the prospect. It was sensible for a remaining Open field, which started the third round separated by only nine shots, to take advantage of Carnoustie when it was as submissive as it is ever likely to be.The leaderboard is brilliantly versatile. Spieth, Woods, Zach Johnson, Adam Scott, Webb Simpson, Justin Rose and Rory McIlroy are the major course-and-distance specialists; to varying extents, of course. For Kisner, Schauffele, Francesco Molinari, Chappell and Alex Noren there is the life goal of a maiden victory in one of golf’s big four. Noren’s 67, for a five-under total, was bittersweet given a bogey at the last after the Swede had clattered a stand with his approach shot.Rose started the scoring show, his 64 matching the lowest round in a Carnoustie Open. The Englishman, who survived the cut by only one, cannot be discounted at four under. As attention – reams of it – diverted towards the marauding Woods, Molinari posted a 65. The Italian’s aggregate is six under. Wins on both the European and PGA Tours this season, plus an uncannily accurate game from the tee, render Molinari a clear and present danger. … we have a small favour to ask. 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We need your support to keep delivering quality journalism that’s open and independent. Every reader contribution, however big or small, is so valuable. Support The Guardian from as little as $1 – and it only takes a minute. Thank you. Reuse this content European Tour “It was the day to be aggressive,” Molinari said. “There was not a lot of wind, and after the rain [on Friday] the course is a little bit softer. But I played well, had quite a lot of chances that went close by or it could have been even better.”Simpson tied Woods’s 54-hole score courtesy of a 67. McIlroy, Johnson, Tommy Fleetwood and Matt Kuchar complete the five-under contingent.Phil Mickelson’s 70 means he needs snookers to win the Claret Jug again from a starting Sunday position of minus one. “The game’s just hard for me right now,” said the 2013 champion. “I don’t feel like I’m playing bad, but just it’s not coming easy.”Woods once knew that feeling only too well. On a breathless Saturday afternoon he reminded all onlookers – and possibly himself – how good the alternative can be. McIlroy and Fleetwood disappointed but both remain in Open contention Share on LinkedIn Tiger Woods seems surprised after surging into Open contention – video 0:56 Tiger Woods rolls back the years and roars into Open contention with 66 Share on Messenger Support The Guardian The Open Share on WhatsApp PGA Tour If one statistic easily works against Woods – he has never won a major from outside the top five after 36 holes, having been 29th in this one – there is the not insignificant matter of a young pretender. Spieth, regardless of poor pre-Open form, is the one competitor none of his peers fancy battling with in events such as these. A modern-day Woods, if you like. The defending champion, inspired by a wonderful eagle to start day three, signed for a 65 to share the clubhouse lead at nine under. That is four ahead of Woods.By close of play, as Spieth warned of an altogether different challenge on day four, he was joined at minus nine by Xander Schauffele and Kevin Kisner. The latter refuses to go away; he has not scored higher than 70 over three rounds. Kevin Chappell, at seven under, is next in line. The Observer Jordan Spieth news Jordan Spieth sends Open warning after early eagle sparks surge Share on Twitter Share on Pinterest Golf Tiger Woods Share on Facebooklast_img read more

first_imgThe 27-year-old director was stung by some poor reviews when the movie opened at the Cannes Film Festival in May, but was redeemed when it won the Grand Prix prize, the second most prestigious award at the festival behind the Palme d’Or. Login/Register With: LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment On Thursday night, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced it had narrowed the pack of foreign-language film contenders from the 85 that were being considered for a nomination. It’s the first time the Quebec director has made it this far in the selection process and he said he’s “very happy and quite moved” by the recognition. Advertisement Facebook While Dolan said he hasn’t really considered what an Oscar nomination would do for his career, he already feels fortunate that “it’s never been hard so far to get an artist or an actor I’d admired to work on one of the films that I’ve made.” Twitter Advertisement Advertisement Based on a play by Jean-Luc Lagarce, the French-language “It’s Only the End of the World” stars Gaspard Ulliel as a terminally ill writer who returns home to share the news of his fate with his family. Co-stars include Marion Cotillard, Vincent Cassel, Nathalie Baye and Lea Seydoux. While the film did screen in Canada and France in the fall, Dolan conceded he’s disappointed by the scope of the movie’s release overall and hopes an Oscar nomination would give it another push. The academy will announce the best foreign-language film nominees on Jan. 24, 2017.center_img Dolan’s next film will be his first English-language feature. “The Death and Life of John F. Donovan” has a star-studded cast including Jessica Chastain, Natalie Portman, Kit Harington, Susan Sarandon and Kathy Bates. “I’m not thinking of this in terms of what this could bring to my career, I’m thinking of this in terms of what could it bring to this film in terms of exposure,” Dolan said. “This film was not bought — probably won’t be, I think — and that’s been a disappointment, because when you make a film you don’t make it for a club, you make it for everyone. “This is a dream and it’s a thing that’s connected directly to your childhood and all those years watching these people, seated in that mythic space, in that mythic ceremony,” Dolan told Canadian reporters during a conference call on Friday. “So if this is a way for people to know this film exists — outside of the usual ways we can have with a distributor or let’s say a more traditional way of releasing this film — if this can help that and give us some visibility that’s amazing because the goal is to get people to see the film and get their reaction.” “I don’t think actors work with people for the awards they’ve won or the films they’ve made, they work with people for the film they’re going to be making together.”CANADIAN PRESS Xavier Dolan is thrilled his movie “It’s Only the End of the World” is one of nine films in the running for a best foreign-language Oscar nomination. He just wishes more people could see it. “To me, the greatest acknowledgment is not something you can hold in your hand — although it means that people recognize your work and appreciate you and that’s everything — but to me the greatest reward is to work with actors or people I’m dreaming of working with and it’s so far already been a possibility, I’m already grateful for that,” he said. “Actors, no matter what their careers are and no matter what the trajectory they’ve been following — whether they are famous, or whether they’re working in TV or film or both, or if they’re in England — I’ve been impressed and very flattered by the fact that they would have seen my films and my work…. I think also, they wouldn’t have done it if they didn’t like the character in the script.last_img read more

Rabat – King Mohammed VI, accompanied by Crown Prince Moulay El Hassan, has launched three humanitarian projects to improve the economic and social conditions of poor women and youth in Kenitra.The King launched a building project to provide housing for families of fishermen in Mehdia, a center for vocational training and job integration in Sidi Taibi, and a center for vocational training in agricultural logistics in Souk El Arbaa.With an expected cost of MAD 26 million, the projects reflect the special interest that the King takes in women and youth as crucial stakeholders to maintain social balances and revive the socio-economic dynamic for local and national development, and his unwavering will to offer them a decent and prosperous lifestyle. MAD 6 million is allocated for the housing project that will provide fishermen’s wives—nearly 250 women yearly—with training in local income-generating trades. The project will ensure supervision and support for the creation of income-generating cooperatives. The project, which is spread over 12 months, will also offer the women literacy, guidance, socio-educational support, and a daycare that offers preschool education for their children.Built on a plot of 1,500 square meters, the future facility will contain workshops for culinary arts, sewing, embroidery, knitting, and handicrafts. It will also include classrooms for literacy, computer, tutoring, counselling, and sale of homemade products, as well as a nursery and playground.Read Also: King Mohammed VI Launches Foodstuffs Distribution Operation ‘Ramadan 1439’The second project, a center for vocational training and job integration in Sidi Taibi, will open new prospects for young people to learn skills to integrate into the job market and improve their living conditions.The humanitarian project, costing MAD 8 million, seeks to increase access to various tools and means of social and vocational integration. The nearly 400 trainees who will benefit per year will learn from cultural and social activities that instill responsibility and encourage citizenship and voluntary work.The future center, which will also take 12 months, will be built on an area of 1,200 square meters. It will include workshops for sewing, painting, decoration, electrical building, carpentry, classrooms, meeting rooms, computer rooms, and a library.As for the center for vocational training in agricultural logistics in Souk El Arbaa, it is the solidarity result of the will of the Mohammed V Foundation for Solidarity to ensure that youth, primarily dropouts, receive training in sectors that are adapted to the socio-economic nature of the region and to the needs of businesses.The construction work for the center will take place in a surface area of 5,000 square meters and is scheduled to take 18 months for MAD 12 million. The center will guarantee socio-vocational integration for young people and support the agricultural sector’s development by providing technical, skilled, and competitive labor.The facility will comprise workshops for technical training (agricultural machinery repair, packaging, industrial refrigeration, industrial maintenance), training rooms (office automation, business management), classrooms, computer and language rooms, and a library. The project will benefit 600 trainees per year.The center is the fruit of a partnership between the Mohammed V Foundation for Solidarity and the Office of Vocational Training and Labor Promotion (OFPPT). read more

23 February 2010The response to the catastrophic earthquake which devastated Haiti last month has proven to be a test case for the ability of United Nations peacekeeping to respond with speed and flexibility, a senior United Nations official has said. The world body’s mission in the impoverished Caribbean nation, known as MINUSTAH, was on the front line in both search-and-rescue and humanitarian assistance efforts immediately after the earthquake struck on 12 January, Under-Secretary-General for Field Support Susana Malcorra said yesterday at the start of the 2010 substantive session of the Special Committee on Peacekeeping Operations in New York. The loss of 102 UN personnel – civilian, military and police – has created a “vast gap at the heart of the United Nations,” she said, with MINUSTAH having lost 92 staff members, including its leadership. “Our focus remains on supporting the people of Haiti to continue to implement its mandate, even given the constraints on capacities arising from the earthquake’s aftermath,” Ms. Malcorra emphasized. She noted that the UN Secretariat, together with Member States, is endeavouring to “improve our level of service and to calibrate our tools and procedures to the needs on the ground.” For his part, Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations Alain Le Roy highlighted the “ambitious forward-looking agenda” that Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has recently put forward. “I hope 2010 will set us on a path towards providing our personnel with the necessary guidance, resources, and political and operational support structures to deliver all of their mandated tasks effectively,” Mr. Le Roy said. A key priority in the Secretary-General’s report is to ensure that mandates are effectively implemented by filling “critical gaps” in peacekeeping operations and that blue helmets are “well prepared, equipped and enabled to deliver against reasonable performance expectations.” More than 20 speakers took the floor in yesterday’s meeting, with the Special Committee’s general debate continuing today. read more

Lanka Indian Oil Company (LIOC) announced that it was reducing the price of fuel from midnight today.LIOC said that the price of Lanka Auto Diesel will be reduced by Rs 11 per litre while the price of 92 Octane Petrol has been reduced by Rs 2. The Government this week reduced the price of fuel and also announced that the existing fuel price formula had been scrapped. The Finance Ministry said that given the impact of the fuel price on society, specially those engaged in the transport, agriculture and fisheries sectors, the price of Petrol (Octane 92) will be reduced by Rs. 10 per litre, Auto Diesel by Rs.7 per litre and Lubricants including the 2T lubricants used in three-wheelers and small agricultural engines by Rs.10 per litre with effect from midnight today. At the same time a cost based pricing mechanism will be implemented on fuel in place of the monthly fuel price formula. (Colombo Gazette) read more

Ljubomir VranjesSwedish handball Ljubomir Vranješ on Swedish bench after Olympic Games in Rio? Information in Swedish Sportbladets was denied by the SG Flensburg coach who wrote on his FB that he or SG Flensburg didn’t have any contact with Swedish Handball Federation about that issue.Sweden qualifed for the Olympic Games in Rio, where Staffan Olsson and Ola Lindgren will try to repeat amazingly good tournament in London, where Swedish guys ended with silver medal behind France.However, it looks that their era in Swedish NT will ended next summer. ← Previous Story Petar Nenadić to stay in Berlin until 2018 Next Story → NEW GENERATION: Marko Mamić to Vive Tauron Kielce!

14.HBW Balingen-Weilstetten11317260:2867 FOTO: Jozo ČABRAJA 11.Minden11416281:3109 18.Coburg 200011209265:3064 4.Rhein-Neckar10901279:22718 7.SC Magdeburg11524295:29712 dkb bundesligaSG FlensburgTHW Kiel 17.Lemgo10208272:3014 8.MT Melsungen11506304:29810 2.Fuchse Berlin11911312:26119 1.Kiel111001316:25720 15.Goppingen11317286:3147 13.Erlangen11407281:3088 9.HSG Wetzlar11506276:27010 6.Hannover-Burgdorf11605305:30012 5.Leipzig10613255:24113 THW Kiel beat SG Flensburg 24:;23 (11:14) in the biggest derby match of German handball. Anders Eggert had a chance to earn a point for his team in hot atmosphere of “Sparkassen Arena” in Kiel, but ball after his 7-meter shot hit the post.THW Kiel – SG Flensburg-Handewitt 24:23 (11:14)THW Kiel: Landin, Wolff (22/1 saves) – Duvnjak (5), Vujin (2), Wiencek (5), Ekberg (4), Toft Hansen, Weinhold (4), Nilsson (1), Santos, Dahmke (2), Bilyk (1), ZeitzSG Flensburg-Handewitt: Andersson (19/2 saves) – Karlsson, Eggert (5/3), Glandorf (2), Mogensen (5), Svan (3), Jakobsson (3), Zachariassen, Toft Hansen (3), Gottfridsson, Lauge, Mahé (2)STANDINGS: 12.TVB Stuttgart11407288:3108 10.Gummersbach11506292:29810 3.Flensburg-H.10901291:22918 16.Bergischer11218264:3095 ← Previous Story Rhein Neckar Lowen to sign Macedonian young gun Filip Taleski Next Story → EHF CL BEST 7: Sterbik, Remili, Ilic, Tollbring read more

first_img Maurice McCabe at the tribunal last week Image: Leah Farrell/ Journalist on Miss D interview: ‘It wouldn’t have been material that would be published in the Sunday Times’ John Mooney told the tribunal at Dublin Castle that he was never briefed negatively about Sergeant Maurice McCabe. Share4 Tweet Email Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article I don’t think myself or the Sunday Times would have made suitable targets for that kind of information.“Most of the communications I had with David Taylor when he was press officer involved legal threats against me. I don’t think I would have been suitable fodder for a smear campaign,” Mooney said.Mooney said that on one occasion, “someone made a very fleeting reference to an allegation against Sergeant McCabe”, and he subsequently made an inquiry and was told there wasn’t anything to it.Mooney said the person who made this reference was a civilian, not a garda officer. He also said that the fact that McCabe was still serving and not suspended was also an indication that the rumour was without substance.“I treated such matters as gossip and noise,” Mooney said.Mooney said that the allegations were dealt with by a system, and he believed in the system.The Sunday Times journalist said that he felt the allegations against McCabe “weren’t fit for public consumption”, and there were serious privacy issues involved. He said that he recognised that articles written by Paul Williams who interviewed Miss D in April 2014 referred to the allegations against McCabe.“To be perfectly honest, it wouldn’t have been material that would be published in the Sunday Times,” said Mooney.Following an RTÉ Prime Time report in 2017, Mooney said he made efforts to approach Miss D on Facebook.“I think I identified her through her father. She was linked in as a friend to her father’s Facebook account.“When Prime Time broadcast the documentary, it was my job to try to establish accurate information on what happened,” Mooney said.Mooney said that no other journalist came to him to say they were negatively briefed about McCabe.Eavan Murray Irish Sun journalist Eavan Murray also gave evidence before the Charleton tribunal and said she would not allow herself to be used in a smear campaign.Murray said she did not believe she was ever negatively briefed about Sgt McCabe by Taylor or any garda. She said no garda ever told her that Sgt McCabe was a child abuser.Murray said she was in contact with Supt Taylor, as shown by telephone records of texts and calls, but said she was not covering the McCabe story for her newspaper.Her focus was on crime, and she said the penalty points scandal was more of a political story.Murray visited the home of Miss D in early 2014 to seek an interview. She did not meet with Miss D, but spoke to her parents, Mr and Mrs D.“When I heard the story I can remember being somewhat surprised at the minor nature of it,” Murray said.“The thought crossed my mind that maybe it was worse and she hadn’t been truthful with her parents.”Murray said the D family were concerned that journalist Paul Williams had video taped an interview with their daughter, and asked her of her experience of people who went public with allegations.Murray said she was sent by her newsdesk to seek an interview with Miss D after the newspaper learned that the Irish Independent was “going to run a three day special.”“We heard Paul Williams had some huge exclusive that they intended to run in the Irish Independent over a number of days,” Murray said.However, the Independent did not run a story for some time, and when it did, the story was anonymised and did not name Sgt McCabe or Miss D.“I never wrote about it, and I would never allow myself to be part of a smear, I would never allow myself to be used like that,” Murray said.Murray said that Mr and Mrs D seemed “exhausted” when she spoke to them, and she felt sorry for them.Murray said the first time she heard a rumour about Sgt McCabe, in early 2014, it was not from a garda source.“The person didn’t go into a lot of detail about it. It was a very small interaction,” Murray said.Murray said she was shocked when she found out that Supt Taylor had named her to the tribunal as someone who had been negatively briefed.She said she had met with Supt Taylor and he did not admit that he had given her name to the tribunal, and a few days later she received a letter from the tribunal.“My fear was he had named me as someone to bolster his own story, and I was correct,” Murray said.Murray said that her child had just been born when she met with tribunal investigators, and “even though they were very lovely, the investigators, it was just very stressful. I found the whole thing very stressful.”Murray said that going to meet the D family directly was “the best check and balance” she could have carried out to check the story. Jun 11th 2018, 2:43 PM Updated Jun 11th 2018, 7:10 PM SUNDAY TIMES INVESTIGATIVE journalist John Mooney has told the Charleton tribunal he was not negatively briefed about garda whistleblower Sergeant Maurice McCabe.The tribunal is looking at allegations by former garda press officer Superintendent David Taylor that he was directed to smear McCabe. Former commissioners Martin Callinan and Nóirín O’Sullivan deny there was any smear campaign.“I personally was never briefed negatively by Superintendent Taylor or any member of An Garda Síochána who attempted to suggest McCabe was involved in child abuse or something like that. That did not happen,” Mooney said.The DPP directed no prosecution after a garda investigation into allegations by Miss D in 2006, stating that there was no evidence of a crime being disclosed.Mooney said that both former commissioners had threatened to sue him at various times over articles he had written.“I don’t think they would have been passing me confidential information with a view to undermining anyone,” he said. By Gerard Cunningham 19,744 Views Short URL No Comments Monday 11 Jun 2018, 7:10 PM Image: Leah Farrell/ Maurice McCabe at the tribunal last weeklast_img read more

first_imgJuventus star Cristiano Ronaldo has shared what he thinks about Manchester United and Juventus.He states that Man Utd did do enough to win the game while Juventus could’ve killed it off three or four times.The Portuguese international scored his first and memorable Champions League goal in a Juventus jersey by allowing Leonardo Bonucci ball dip over his shoulder before he hit his right-foot on the ball that sent it into the roof of the net from 10 yards. However, the goal didn’t guarantee success for his team as they were eventually beaten 2-1 by two late Manchester United goals from set plays.“The Champions League is a special competition, where you could be winning, but can’t relax, as anything can happen,” Ronaldo told Sky Sport Italia via Football Italia.Romelu Lukaku, Inter MilanLukaku backed to beat Ronaldo in Serie A scoring charts Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Former Inter Milan star Andy van der Meyde is confident Romelu Lukaku will outscore Cristiano Ronaldo in this season’s Serie A.“We dominated the game for 90 minutes, had so many chances, could’ve killed it off three or four times, but we relaxed and were punished.”“Manchester United did nothing to win the game. You can’t even talk about luck, because you have to find your own luck and in this case we just gifted it to them.”“Now we’ve got to lift our heads, as we played really well and are still top of the group.”last_img read more

first_imgNacharam: Local Corporator Shanti said here on Wednesday that she had been concentrating on completion of development works which had been pending for years in the division. She was speaking at a review meeting in Bhavaninagar attended by residents and after inspecting the stalled construction of ‘Samajika Bhavan’ for which Rs 5 lakh had been sanctioned eight years back. Also Read – Hyderabad: Intermediate student dies of cardiac arrest in class Advertise With Us Shanti stated that she would take an initiative in securing Rs 10 lakh for the building and get the work completed. She complimented local residents for striving for completion of the bhavan. Among those present during the inspection were TRS leader Shekhar, AE Abhishek, Works Inspector Vijaykumar, colony association president Madusudhan Reddy, Sambasiva Rao, Devulapalli Yadagiri, Ashok, Ram Reddy, Narsing Rao, Krishna Reddy, Bal Reddy, Katta Buchanna Goud and Ramesh.last_img read more

first_imgLow-cost budget carrier AirAsia India on Wednesday announced induction of the seventh Airbus A-320 to its fleet. In addition, the airline also announced additional new routes to expand its network. AirAsia India, which is a tie-up between Malaysian carrier AirAsia Bhd and Tata Sons group, has added south Indian city of Hyderabad in its network of destinations. The airline’s new plane will operate on the new routes i.e. Bangalore-Guwahati, Bangalore-Hyderabad and Hyderabad-Goa. The 180-seater capacity flight will begin operations from September 22, the company said.Talking about the airline’s expansion plans in terms of adding more routes, AirAsia India CEO Amar Abrol said the new flights would connect North East to the rest of the country, and that “the North East region is another important segment that AirAsia India is committed to.”On June 15, the civil aviation ministry unveiled the new civil aviation policy. Under the new policy, the aviation ministry scrapped one portion of contentious 5/20 rule. New airlines such as Vistara and AirAsia India will now be allowed to operate on international sectors if they have at least 20 aircraft in their fleets respectively.AirAsia India said it plans to expand its fleet size over the next few months so that it can begin flying overseas.Speaking at a press conference in Bengaluru, Abrol also said, that the airline will receive a new round of funding from its two parent firms AirAsia Berhad and Tata Sons group. However, it did not disclose the total amount, which would be infused into its India operations. Last month, the investors of AirAsia India, subsidiary of Malaysia-based AirAsia, had said they plan to infuse Rs. 234 crore in the airline.AirAsia India, which began operations in June 2014, has flown over three million passengers till date. In the month of June, AirAsia India’s domestic market share was recorded at 2.2 percent.last_img read more

first_imgChina, Russia warn US of consequences over sanctionsAFP reports from Moscow:  Moscow and Beijing lashed out Friday at Washington’s new anti-Russian sanctions that also target China for the first time, warning the United States could face consequences.The United States is “playing with fire”, Russia’s deputy foreign minister Sergei Ryabkov said, while Beijing voiced “strong indignation” over the move.United in their resentment of America’s global influence, China and Russia have sought in recent years to tighten up their ties and this month conducted week-long joint military drills, Moscow’s largest ever war games.On Thursday, China—which is also locked in a trade war with Washington—got caught up in the sanctions war against Russia as the United States announced a new raft of measures that would punish third countries for dealing with Moscow.Stepping up pressure on Moscow over its “malign activities,” the US State Department said it was placing financial sanctions on the Equipment Development Department of the Chinese Ministry of Defence, and its top administrator, for its recent purchase of Russian Sukhoi Su-35 fighter jets and S-400 surface-to-air missile systems.Beijing on Friday urged the United States to withdraw sanctions or “bear the consequences”.“The US actions have seriously violated the basic principles of international relations and seriously damaged the relations between the two countries and the two militaries,” said foreign ministry spokesman Geng Shuang, adding Beijing had lodged an official protest with the United States.“We strongly urge the US to immediately correct their mistake and withdraw their so-called sanctions, otherwise the US will have to bear the consequences.”US officials said it was the first time a third country has been punished under the CAATSA sanctions legislation for dealing with Russia, signalling Donald Trump’s administration will risk relations with other countries in its campaign against Moscow.‘Undermining stability’ – Moscow said Washington was rocking global stability and said sarcastically that placing sanctions on Russia has become Washington’s favourite “pastime.”“It would be good for them to remember there is such a concept as global stability which they are thoughtlessly undermining by whipping up tensions in Russian-American ties,” said Ryabkov.“Playing with fire is silly, it can become dangerous,” he said in a statement.The State Department also announced it was placing 33 Russian intelligence and military-linked actors on its sanctions blacklist.All of them—defence related firms, officers of the GRU military intelligence agency, and people associated with the Saint Petersburg-based Internet Research Agency disinformation group—have been on previous US sanctions lists.Twenty eight of them have already been indicted by Robert Mueller, who is investigating election meddling by Russia.US officials said that the US could consider similar action against other countries taking delivery of Russian fighter jets and missiles.Turkey is in talks to buy S-400 missile systems from Russia.Ryabkov reiterated that none of the rounds of sanctions had managed to force Russia to change its course so far.“It appears that it has become a sort of national pastime there,” he added, noting the latest round of anti-Russian measures was the 60th since 2011.For all of Russia’s seemingly upbeat rhetoric the new measures can hurt the country’s struggling economy.Arms exports are an important source of revenue for the country and last year Russia sold more than $14 billion worth of arms overseas.Sanctions target only Russia? – A senior US administration official, speaking on condition of anonymity, insisted the ultimate target was Russia.“CAATSA sanctions in this context are not intended to undermine the defence capabilities of any particular country,” the official said.CAATSA, or the Countering America’s Adversaries Through Sanctions Act, was passed in 2017 as a tool that gives Washington more ways to target Russia, Iran and North Korea with economic and political sanctions.China’s EDD and its director Li Shangfu became targets after taking delivery over the past year of the jets and missiles from Rosoboronexport, Russia’s main arms exporter already on the US blacklist for its support of Bashar al-Assad’s regime in Syria.The US official said Washington had spent “an enormous amount of time” seeking to discourage prospective buyers of Russian arms.The new sanctions came as the United States and China are in the heat of a trade war.The two countries will launch new tariffs on Monday, with Washington targeting $200 billion in Chinese exports and Beijing hitting $60 billion worth of American products.center_img Sukhoi Su-35 multi-role fighters of the Sokoly Rossii (Falcons of Russia) aerobatic team fly in formation during a demonstration flight at the MAKS 2017 air show in Zhukovsky, outside Moscow, Russia, on 213 July 2017.—Photo: ReutersThe Trump administration imposed sanctions on the Chinese military on Thursday for buying fighter jets and missile systems from Russia, in breach of a sweeping US sanctions law punishing Moscow for meddling in the 2016 US election.In Beijing, the Chinese government expressed anger and demanded the sanctions be withdrawn.The US State Department said it would immediately impose sanctions on China’s Equipment Development Department (EDD), the military branch responsible for weapons and equipment, and its director, Li Shangfu, for engaging in “significant transactions” with Rosoboronexport, Russia’s main arms exporter.The sanctions are related to China’s purchase of 10 SU-35 combat aircraft in 2017 and S-400 surface-to-air missile system-related equipment in 2018, the State Department said.They block the Chinese agency, and Li, from applying for export licenses and participating in the US financial system.It also adds them to the Treasury Department’s list of specially designated individuals with whom Americans are barred from doing business.The US also blacklisted another 33 people and entities associated with the Russian military and intelligence, adding them to a list under the 2017 law, known as the Countering America’s Adversaries Through Sanctions Act, or CAATSA.CAATSA also seeks to punish Russia for its aggression in Ukraine and involvement in Syria’s civil war.“China expresses strong indignation at these unreasonable actions by the US side and has already lodged stern representations,” Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang told reporters in Beijing, adding the moved seriously harmed bilateral relations and military ties.“We strongly urge the US side to immediately correct the mistake and rescind the so-called sanctions, otherwise the US side will necessarily bear responsibility for the consequences,” he said, without giving details.China has “normal” military exchanges and cooperation with Russia, aimed at protecting regional peace and stability, which is not against international law or aimed at any third party, Geng added.China will continue to work with Russia to promote strategic cooperation at an even higher level, he said.Doing significant business with anyone on the US blacklist can trigger sanctions like those imposed on China.Some of those added to the list, which now contains 72 names, were indicted in connection with Russian interference in the 2016 US election, a US official said.President Donald Trump on Thursday issued an executive order intended to facilitate implementation of the sanctions.A federal special counsel is leading a criminal investigation of Russian interference in the US election, and any possible cooperation with Trump’s presidential campaign.Trump has insisted there was no collusion with Russia. Moscow denies any effort to meddle in US politics.AIMED AT MOSCOW – OR BEIJING?One US administration official, who briefed reporters on condition of anonymity, said the sanctions imposed on the Chinese agency were aimed at Moscow, not Beijing or its military, despite an escalating trade war between the United States and China.“The ultimate target of these sanctions is Russia. CAATSA sanctions in this context are not intended to undermine the defense capabilities of any particular country,” the official told reporters on a conference call.“They are instead aimed at imposing costs upon Russia in response to its malign activities,” the official said.In Moscow, Russian member of parliament Franz Klintsevich said the sanctions would not affect the S-400 and SU-35 deals.“I am sure that these contracts will be executed in line with the schedule,” Klintsevich was quoted as saying by Russia’s Interfax news agency. “The possession of this military equipment is very important for China.”Security analysts in Asia said the move was largely symbolic and would only push Moscow and Beijing closer together.“The imposition of US sanctions will have zero impact on Russian arms sales to China,” said Ian Storey, of Singapore’s ISEAS Yusof Ishak Institute.“Both countries are opposed to what they see as US bullying and these kind of actions will just push Beijing and Moscow even closer together,” he said, adding that Moscow needed Chinese money and Beijing wanted advanced military technology.Collin Koh, a security analyst at Singapore’s S Rajaratnam School of International Studies, said the sanctions would do little to counter the evolving research and development relationship between China and Russia.China relies less on large big-ticket purchases from Russia, but Chinese defense industries are seeking expertise from Russia and former-Soviet states to plug knowledge gaps, he said.The Trump administration is pursuing strategies to clamp down on China and faces growing pressure to respond strongly to US intelligence agency reports that Russia is continuing to meddle in US politics.Members of Congress, including many of Trump’s fellow Republicans, who passed the sanctions bill nearly unanimously, have repeatedly called on the administration to take a harder line against Moscow.Administration officials said they hoped the action against EDD would send a message to others considering buying the S-400.US officials have been discussing the issue particularly with NATO ally Turkey, which wants to buy the Russian-made S-400 surface-to-air missile batteries.Washington has expressed concern that Turkey’s planned deployment of the S-400s could pose a risk to the security of some US-made weapons and other technology used by Turkey, including the F-35 fighter jet.US officials have warned that Turkey’s purchase of the system could contravene CAATSA.“We hope that at least this step will send a signal of our seriousness and perhaps encourage others to think twice about their own engagement with the Russian defense and intelligence sectors,” another US official said.last_img read more

first_img To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: Steven Gonzalez with NASA’s Johnson Space Center says Houston is still Space City, U.S.A.SpaceCom, at the George R. Brown Convention Center, is the largest commercial space conference in the world.Last year’s inaugural event drew 1,700 attendees from 32 countries, and more are expected this time around.Steven Gonzalez, associate manager at the Johnson Space Center’s Strategic Opportunities & Partnership Development Office, is one of the organizers.He said the goal is to connect both NASA and commercial aerospace companies with terrestrial industries.“A lot of conferences are focusing on commercial space,” he said. “This is looking at the next step of that. What are the new markets? What are the new industries? What are the new opportunities that this growing industry is going to create – not just for the space industries but for those industries back here on Earth?”SpaceCom takes place from Tuesday, Nov. 15, to Thursday, Nov. 17, at the George R. Brown Convention Center.Those terrestrial industries are advanced manufacturing, agribusiness, energy, maritime and medical.After last year’s conference, NASA entered into an agreement with a hospital, Gonzalez said.“So all of a sudden, you see opportunities or challenges that we’re solving in space, the Medical Center was looking to be able to solve in communities that are hard to access, or in remote locations.”He said the conference reinforces Houston’s image as Space City now and in the future.“We’re in a transition for space,” Gonzalez said. “We’re going from a world where it was purely government-led. And now we’re getting to an environment where it’s commercially-led activities into space, and what is Houston’s role in that?”He said Houston is well-positioned to continue to be a leader in space exploration – with not just NASA’s Johnson Space Center but also a future spaceport at Ellington Field and the potential of attracting many more commercial space companies.The SpaceCom conference takes place Tuesday through Thursday at the George R. Brown Convention Center. Listen Share 00:00 /01:42 Xlast_img read more

first_imgKenya has been working closely with American security agencies in the fight against extremism and the meeting with Obama will further strengthen this cooperation, Kenyatta said.The visit also indicates the two countries have overcome strained relations over accusations of election violence. Ahead of the 2013 presidential elections, a U.S. diplomat appeared to caution Kenyans against voting for candidates accused of crimes against humanity.Deputy President William Ruto and radio station head Joshua Sang are on trial for allegedly orchestrating the violence following a disputed presidential election in late 2007. More than 1,000 people died and 600,000 people were displaced from their homesThe International Criminal Court dropped similar charges against Kenyatta in December, citing a lack of sufficient evidence for the decision, which it attributed to witness intimidation and lack of Kenyan government cooperation.Kenyatta dismissed assertions that Obama will not meet Ruto.“The deputy president is part of this government so we shall all be meeting and proceeding with what we need to do,” he said. “All I can say is that those who doubted the strength of the friendship between the two countries, or the depth of our engagement, had better re-examine their assumptions.” New Valley school lets students pick career-path academies Here’s how to repair and patch damaged drywall Comments   Share   Arizona families, Arizona farms: A legacy of tradition embracing animal care and comfort through modern technology Top Stories Ex-FBI agent details raid on Phoenix body donation facility NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The fight against extremism will be the key topic of talks with President Barack Obama, who will be visiting the country of his father later this week, Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta said Tuesday.Kenya is battling a wave of extremist attacks by al-Qaida-linked al-Shabab militants from Somalia that has killed more than 400 people since October 2011 when the country sent troops into Somalia to fight the militants. Al-Shabab has vowed to avenge the Kenyan military presence. Natural spring cleaning tips and tricks for your home Mesa family survives lightning strike to home Obama’s father is from Kenya.Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Sponsored Stories Four benefits of having a wireless security systemlast_img read more

first_imgGo back to the e-newsletter >Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts is launching Bubbly, the second theme celebrated through Cocktail Quarterly, a year-long global initiative that devotes attention to one cocktail trend, seasonal ingredient or technique every three months, which began with Old Fashioned creations this past summer. From champagne to sparkling wine and beer, expert in-house mixologists from Four Seasons properties worldwide are infusing their own individual inspiration and ingredients to fashion intriguing fizzy creations that reflect local and cultural twists on the classic.By incorporating a wide array of flavours, styles and techniques, passionate mixologists from participating Four Seasons hotels and resorts have crafted a range of Bubbly cocktails for the upcoming holiday season. Examples include:Bathtime & Bubbles at Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale at Troon North – Crafted to highlight the crisp profile of champagne and amplified by the aromatherapy created from bath salts, the team in Scottsdale has utilised seasonal ingredients such as elderflower, ginger and pomegranate to create a cocktail guests can enjoy in the privacy of their guest room bath.Island Spice Cocktail at Four Seasons Resort Mauritius at Anahita – Infused with fresh spices including cardamom and thyme, this Bubbly cocktail is inspired by local cuisine and incorporates the local Green Island Gold Rum. The addition of cinnamon, a popular ingredient in Mauritian cuisine, lends a sweet-spicy flavour to the drink.Via Veneto at Four Seasons Hotel Firenze – A riff off of the famous Italian movie La Dolce Vita, this cocktail was given its name to celebrate “the good life.” The intense character of elderflower liqueur is enhanced by sparkling prosecco, emphasising the Mediterranean scents of wild berries, strawberries and mint leaves.Siam Collins at Four Seasons Hotel Hong Kong – The refreshing combination of lime leaf, yuzu and chilled prosecco along with the fiery infusion of red chile in this cocktail draws its inspiration from the aromas of summertime trips to Thailand. As a herb-based drink, gin was added to complement the recipe, since the spirit largely derives its flavours from botanicals.Go back to the e-newsletter >last_img read more

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